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Colossus Chess 3.0

For Atari 400/800/800XL/1200XL

COLOSSUS CHESS 3.0 is the best chess program for ATARI computers. It was written using the very latest techniques by Martin Bryant, a computer chess programmer with over seven years experience. It has been tested against a wide range of other programs and is stronger than any other chess program for the ATARI range of computers, plus most of those available for other computers.

It has the widest range of true features available, including some never before implemented in any home computer chess program.

COLOSSUS CHESS 3.0 also has a perfect understanding of all the rules of chess, including under-promotions, the fifty move rule and all draws by repetition. It also handles all the standard mates, including King and two Bishops versus King and the very difficult King, Bishop and Knight versus King.

Excerpts taken from the Colossus Chess 3.0 Box back cover.

“The English Software Company” picture taken from back of User Manual

“The English Software Company” picture taken from back of User Manual

Information

Atari 400/800/800XL/1200XL Colossus Chess 3.0 (1984)

Atari 400/800/800XL/1200XL Colossus Chess 3.0 (1984) Colossus Chess 3.0 (1984)

Box (front)

Atari 400/800/800XL/1200XL Colossus Chess 3.0 (1984) Colossus Chess 3.0 (1984) Box front

Box (back)

Atari 400/800/800XL/1200XL Colossus Chess 3.0 (1984) Colossus Chess 3.0 (1984) Box back

User Manual

Atari 400/800/800XL/1200XL Colossus Chess 3.0 (1984) Colossus Chess 3.0 (1984) User  Manual

English Software

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

The English Software Company

Martin P. Bryant

Year:

1984

Manufacturer ELO

1800 (150 BCF)

Original Price:

?

Language:

Assembly

Code/Data Size:

28 Kb / 5 Kb

Media:

Cassette

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

MOS 6502C

8 Bit

1.79 Mhz (NTSC)

24 KB

64 KB

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Keyboard

Keyboard

6 Modes

3000 Positions

Yes

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes

Yes / No

Yes / No

Active Level:

Mode 1 or 2

Tournament Level:

Mode 1

Infinite Level:

Mode 5

Game Information

The Spacious Mind

Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

5

1

0

5

16.7

1625

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Game Screenshots

Atari 800XL Colossus Chess 3.0 (1984) Chess Board Screen

Atari 800XL Colossus Chess 3.0 (1984) Information Screen

Chess Game Examples
 
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